Sunday, June 1, 2014

Welcome to June........

Hello girls, just wanted to show you my new sewing machine.
This is Clothilde, isn't she a little gem?

I fell in love with her when I spied her on Ebay and knew she just had to come live with me........she's totally useless when it comes to stitching, but makes up for it with vintage, brooch gorgeousness.
Now that Winter's here, it's most definitely the season for a brooch or two.

I'm still creating little stitcheries.

I'm not sure what, but there's something about thready, frayed snippets of fabric stitched together that make my heart sing......and of course a fuzzy, little Bumbly bee adds to it

'Autumn's Bounty'
When there's very little flowering in the garden,I love to have a jug full of beautiful Autumn foliage to bring colour inside...

The vegie garden still has some Zinnias flowering, smaller blooms, but colourful and happy.
Recent rain has made them look a little sadder but I'm struggling to pull them out.
 It will look so bare when they are gone.
The Wisteria in the background has also added some beautiful golden colour to the garden.

  The Loquat tree has just finished flowering.
The perfume from the flowers pervades the air, smelling a little like baby powder.
The bees were enjoying the blooms, having a lovely time.

I've been enjoying misty mornings 

 and grey days.
 They make the last of the Autumn colour look so vivid.

 I had to share this photo.....grey skies, golden light in the corner and a silhouetted Robin......

This past week, we've had some lovely rain.
Days where it falls constantly, steadily, the sky slate grey.
We don't get days like this very often, I found it hard to focus on any stitching, preferring to enjoy the day.
Staying warm and cosy inside, making a pot of warm, nourishing soup.

Things are moving along quietly here as the weeks come and go along with the seasons.
I'm enjoying the slower pace the colder months bring.
The hustle and bustle of Summer is a distant memory and I look forward to evenings spent by the heater with a crafty project at hand or working on an idea for stitching up the next day.
But now I best go deal with a pile of ironing, I'm tired of looking at it.......

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment.
I'm still popping over to different blogs to visit and say 'hello'......

I'll catch up with you soon......

Claire X


  1. Love all your stitcheries! Enjoy your late autumn. We are enjoying our late spring here in southwest Louisiana. Drop by for a "visit" sometime. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  2. love your foliage stitchery!!!!! Great 3D effect!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

  3. Lovely creations and your photography is so colourful, misty day photograph is beautiful.

  4. It looks beautiful where you are, loving the winter scenes but I'm happy to take summer here!

    1. Hey Anne, thanks for popping by, I hope you are enjoying some fine Summery weather. it's another lovely misty, rainy day here, perfect soup it......:)

  5. Oh, that leafy stitchery is stunning! And so is the robin photo. Enjoy your cooler weather, Claire. :)

  6. Claire,
    I have enjoyed my visit so much. I love a gray, cool day and mist, oh my! Here in FLorida it is sweltering, the humidity is high, I just want to stay inside.

  7. Claire, you are a top notch photographer. But I will admit your subject matter is pretty spectacular!
    I wish I could make a decent pot of soup. At least I can make a pot of lentil beans without breaking off a piece of tooth, )) my speciality.
    That's a wonderful piece with the cherry blossom,.
    Happy days

  8. Hi Claire, I love your latest stitcheries! the sweet sentiment on the first and the 3D leaves on the, just stunning.
    The world is looking spectacular where you are and your photo's are stunning.
    Keep Warm
    Jacquie x

    1. Hey Jacquie, so lovely to hear from you......
      Thanks for your lovely comment. Autumn has been just beautiful here, as Spring would be in your corner of the globe.
      Keeping warm by the heater this evening, then diving into a nice warm bed.
      Hope you are enjoying some lovely, sunny weather, thanks for visiting.

      Claire x

  9. Hi Claire..such lovely photos of your home as well as beautiful makes as usual. Lovely to have a update from you! Xxtaz

  10. Hey Taz, lovely to hear from you, thanks for popping by to say 'hi'.......xx

  11. Wow, what lovely stitcheries Claire - I love the doily details too :) Your Autumn foliage - both handmade and in nature look stunning - you're obviously inspired! Enjoy your warming broth :)
    Alison x

  12. Beautiful sewing machine indeed Claire. Lovely images.


  13. Loving your new sewing machine, not functional but very decorative!
    I'm a glutton for dark skies with trees highlighted by the sun; the addition of the robin makes it perfect.

  14. Hello Claire, that is a cute little sewing machine - one you can take around with you very easily ;D)
    I do love your Autumn Bounty stitchery - it is quite lovely.
    Misty mornings - oh yes, you do them so well up your way.
    Lovely to read your delightful post. Enjoy your days and those soups.
    Cheerio for now :D)

  15. Hi Claire, I've been so tardy lately, and missed lots of gorgeous blog posts, but hoping to do a mighty catch-up!! Loving your stitched pieces (as always!) and such beautiful photos of your garden. Hope you are well and happy : -) Trudy x

  16. Absolutely beautiful photos, my faves are the misty morning and the flowery veg patch. So pretty.

  17. Lovely to see a few almost wintry pics, the weather here is too close to be comfortable just now. Your garden looks lovely in it's seasonal dress, and I'm loving your stitchy jug of foliage.

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